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Manchester City agree to sign Jeremy Doku in a £55.5m deal

by Iliyasu Nuhu
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Manchester City have agreed a €65m (£55.5m) deal to sign Rennes winger Jeremy Doku.

The Belgium international has been linked with a number of Premier League teams this summer and is now set to join the champions.

Man City are looking for a winger to replace Riyad Mahrez, who left for Saudi Arabia in the wake of City’s treble-winning season.

Should Doku complete the move to the Etihad Stadium, he will become Pep Guardiola’s third summer recruit in this transfer window, after Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol.

Doku scored for Rennes in their opening Ligue 1 game against Metz, following on from the six league goals he netted last season.

A crucial few weeks lie ahead for Manchester City winger Cole Palmer, weeks that could define how far his blossoming career will go.

The 21-year-old has certainly showcased his talents in City blue this season, scoring his side’s goals in their Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup games this month.

Add in his role in helping England’s Under-21 side to a European Championship triumph earlier this summer and it’s clear Palmer has the winning touch about him.

But with both the player and manager Pep Guardiola casting doubts about the winger’s future, will that winning aura be with City, or another team?

After all, Palmer has played just ten minutes of Premier League football for City in their opening two matches of the current campaign.

There is no doubt in the player’s mind about what the ideal option is this summer: to stay put and play.

“Obviously the best scenario is to stay at City and play,” Palmer said after Wednesday night’s Super Cup win. “But obviously you know what the competition is like, if they bring someone in…”

But now City look to turn to Doku – and with West Ham interested in the 21-year-old – is this the moment where Palmer turns round and says enough is enough?


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